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Saturday, February 6, 2010



BRADFORD, Pa. – John Schlimm, author of the internationally award-winning “The Ultimate Beer Lover’s Cookbook,” will speak at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford Tuesday.
Sunday Book Talk:The Ultimate Beer Lover's Cookbook
Anne Holliday Interviews John On LiveLine

Normally Sunday Book Talk is a Web extra, but today it's an encore presentation of LiveLine.

John Schlimm II was my guest on Thursday's LiveLine to talk about his book as well as his appearance Tuesday at Pitt-Bradford.

You can listen here and find even more information here.

The program, which will take place at 7 p.m. Feb. 9, in the Mukaiyama University Room, is free and open to the public and will cover culinary pursuits, entertaining, beer and writing. The program will include an informal presentation and a question-and-answer period with the author.

The event is co-sponsored by the Friends of Hanley Library and the Pitt-Bradford Hospitality Management Club.

With more than 400 food and drink recipes using beer as an ingredient, “The Ultimate Beer Lover’s Cookbook” is the largest beer cookbook ever published and was awarded both “Best Beer Book in the United States” and “Best Beer Book in the World” by the Gourmand Awards.

A member of one of the oldest brewing families in the United States, beginning with his great-great-grandfather Peter Straub, who founded the Straub Brewery in the 1870s,

Schlimm and his book have been featured on such national media outlets as QVC, NPR, and “Fox and Friends,” as well as regional media outlets across the United States during his cross-country Beer Lover’s Book Tour with representatives from Harrah’s Entertainment.

Also, samples from the recipes in Schlimm’s cookbook will be served, allowing the audience a taste of a few of the dishes. Copies of “The Ultimate Beer Lover’s Cookbook” and the paperback, “The Beer Lover’s Cookbook,” will be available from The Panther Shop for purchase, and Schlimm will sign them at the event.

“I was thrilled to be asked to do this special event because Pitt-Bradford will always hold a special place in my heart since I was both an instructor there and as a former student,” Schlimm said. “It is always an honor to visit with new friends who are interested in cooking, entertaining, and writing, and especially when supporting the important work done by our public and academic libraries and on-campus clubs.”

Reviews of “The Ultimate Beer Lovers Cookbook” have been positive. Publishers Weekly wrote, “More than a decade in the making, Schlimm’s mammoth culinary valentine to beer is worth the wait… Schlimm has compiled a definitive beer recipe sourcebook that will be appreciated by beer-lovers for years to come.”

During his career, Schlimm has written eight books, including “The Straub Beer Cookbook,” “The Pennsylvania Celebrities Cookbook” and “Corresponding with History.”

Schlimm’s new book, “The Seven Stars Cookbook,” which he is writing in conjunction with Harrah’s Entertainment, the world’s largest chain of casinos, will be released later this year by Chronicle Books. This new book will feature the best recipes from the top chefs at Harrah’s Entertainment properties across the U.S. and Canada.

A resident of St. Marys, Schlimm holds a master’s degree from Harvard University, travels the country speaking about cooking, entertaining, and public relations, and has served as an adjunct professor in the Division of Communication and the Arts at Pitt-Bradford for the past several years.

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1 comment :

Anonymous said...

I've personally met this young man - and he's personality plus. Great guy with a great cookbook.